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Financiers à la framboise

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but La Grande Epicerie—Paris’s glossy mecca of gourmet food—used to be my neighborhood grocery store. Most people make special trips across town to visit—there’s a pungent, overflowing cheese counter, an aisle dedicated to salted butter, hard-to-find American ingredients like canned pumpkin or chocolate chips, and sublime, yet overpriced, fruit (I […]

Mulligatawny soup

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Lately, I’ve been wondering if people can read my mind. Because every time I decide to cook something, I go to the grocery store and find that the recipe’s key ingredient is sold out. Split peas when I wanted to make split pea soup. Barley the day I’d settled on beef barley. And, last Sunday, […]

A cubicle of one’s own

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

I really love the work I do, but there are a few small drawbacks. Too much time alone means too many breaks spent googling phantom health symptoms. Working from home means lunch is often whatever’s in the fridge — ranging from the Russian roulette of last week’s Chinese take-out leftovers, to “just-one-more” scoop of cherry […]

Brownies of gratitude

Monday, July 1st, 2013

A few days ago, I tried to wash some dishes and noticed there was no water. I had seen no announcement of a water cut in my apartment building’s lobby, received no letter from the Syndic. Without warning, the taps had, quite simply, gone dry. This being France, I couldn’t help but feel a sense […]

How to win friends and influence people

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Our nieces came to visit a couple of weeks ago — they are eight and four — and my husband and I planned a weekend of activities: zoo, pool, playroom. We scouted out the best kid-appealing food, including Shake Shack, Sweetgreen (they loved it), and pizza delivered right to our apartment door. And to seal […]


Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Before I tell you about my favorite chocolate tart, I want to talk about Ricardo. Who is that? I wish I knew. Here are some Ricardo facts: He has a skin condition. He has foot pain. He is on prescription medication. He has a telephone number very similar to mine. Somewhere, somehow, Ricardo switched a […]

Cranberry-chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

I felt sure spring was coming because when I went to the Farmer’s Market this weekend I noticed the carrots had disappeared. True, there were Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, and other winter vegetables that don’t hail from Europe. True, I saw nary a flutter of asparagus, or strawberries, or — that American peculiarity — ramps. […]


Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Last week, I reveled in reading F. Scott Fitzgerald and baking banana bread, but this week I have to admit, I missed my manuscript. I thought I couldn’t wait to turn it in, but after a few days without it, I started to feel kind of lost. An experienced writer would tell me now is […]


Friday, November 30th, 2012

The minute I saw the recipe online, I knew it was the pie I wanted to make for Thanksgiving. It had cheddar cheese worked into the crust, a savory contrast against the apples. It had a crumbly, buttery streusel topping studded with walnuts. And, wowzer of wowzers, it had chilies tossed into the fruit for […]

Just for me

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

I wasn’t going to write a single word about this artichoke tart with a polenta crust. I just wanted to admire the recipe, cook it and eat it (and share it with my husband, of course). But polenta pondering? Tart reflection? Nope. I love to cook, but lately it’s been feeling more like work than pleasure. […]

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